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Hitting back: PTA steps up efforts to curb grey trafficking

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) seems to have emerged as a powerful and effective regulator in the past couple of months despite critics’ popular opinion about the body not performing up to the standards. From carefully handling the process of spectrum auction for high-speed mobile internet services to taking practical measures for solving complex […]

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Grey phone traffic: IT authorities passing the buck to ISI

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ISLAMABAD: The government’s information technology authorities deserve spanking as they have not just terribly failed to address some burning issues facing the internet users but have also shifted the burden of blocking and monitoring grey traffic to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). The terrorism-hit Pakistan requires of its intelligence agencies to focus on countering the internal […]

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PTA blocks 0.2m IP addresses in fresh drive against grey traffic

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KARACHI: One month into operation, the newly acquired grey traffic monitoring equipment seems to have enabled the telecom regulator to cause some serious damage to gateway exchanges involved in grey traffic – illegal termination of international calls landing in Pakistan. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked more than 200,000 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, 1,382 mobile SIMs […]

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Minister wants check on grey trafficking

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman on Thursday directed the agencies concerned to control grey trafficking in the country. The practice of making long distance calls through illegal means from the country is known as grey trafficking. “Grey trafficking should be controlled at the earliest and those allegedly involved in […]

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Measures taken to curb grey trafficking: PTA

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has claimed to have taken numerous measures to curb the menace of grey trafficking that is resulting in huge revenue losses to the exchequer. According to the official documents available with Business Recorder, to curb the menace of grey traffic, PTA has taken effective measures both technical and regulatory, which […]

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